Hellraiser is Clive's baby so I suppose he can do whatever he wants with it, but the cenobites I know are NOT cosmic cops. They don't care about punishing bad people, just "exploring the further regions of experience". Is Clive really OKing all of this stuff? He lambasted Hellraiser: Inferno for messing with the mythos too much, but this is exactly what Inferno did, turn the cenobites into moral judges who use the puzzles to lure sinners into a trap, mindrape them, then lecture them for their failings before ripping them apart.
I must agree with Last Son about the moralizing, that's a very simplistic interpretation of things as you can see by the really excellent new series by Barker and his writers. I'd rather Kirsty not be a 'hero' but a loser, that would be more courageous and interesting by far.
To see how she 'carries on' as it were. She's not making the 'right moves' at all (I'm up to Issue #7) 'Hell' so called is not a place for a Christian to 'get right', but it is 'funny' how it is looked at that way.
It's the culture of easy resolutions that is at work.
Hellraiser has, in my opinion always gone against that, that is until Mr. Barker had to say goodbye to it for awhile.
I don't particularly agree with Mr. Seifert about Frank, his point of view is that Frank got to hell by 'looking for a good time', it's quite clear that there is more to Frank, in fact it would be nice for Frank to return to Hellraiser someday. He was really very exciting.
At any rate, I'm looking forward to what Mr. Seifert and Mr. Roberson are putting together in this new 4 part series. I'm very sad about the series ending soon, so at least there is more...